Children, Youth and Families

COVID-19: See our Children's Corner page at left for lots of ideas on things to do.

Sunday School leader: Micia Kanstrup

Micia is a longtime member of the First Met congregation. We are pleased to have her provide Sunday School leadership and coordination. 


Vision Statement

Mission: to teach and nourish God’s transformative love in an inclusive spiritual community.


1/ to share stories of Jesus and the Bible to enable children/youth to develop a spiritual framework for life

2/ to involve and encourage all in worship, outreach, and community engagement

3/ to give and teach tools to our children and youth, core beliefs, and practices of the United Church

First Met Outdoor Sunday school will continue on these dates:


July 26

Aug. 9, Aug. 23, Aug. 30

Please enter through the Quadra Street gate and join us for some outdoor fun! Bring a blanket or camp chairs, and gather in your household group, 2 meters from other groups.

Our summertime theme is our New Creed – with hands-on creativity!

July 12

Scripture: Matthew 11: 28 – 30

28 “Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke and put it on you, and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in spirit; and you will find rest. 30For the yoke I will give you is easy, and the load I will put on you is light.” (Good News Translation)

Family talk: You know that a yoke is the yellow part of an egg, but what type of yoke is Jesus talking about? What is he asking us to do?

Sunday School Newsletter July 9

We offer a wide range of youth-focused worship events, Sunday School classes, youth groups and programs for children and parents, youth and young adults, including leadership development opportunities.

Children and youth are involved in our services every Sunday but play a special role on some special Sundays during the year.

  • Rally Sunday: Sunday School starts the second Sunday of September
  • Children's Sunday: closest Sunday to November 20, the UN Children's Day
  • White Gift Sunday: the first or second Sunday in December
  • Christmas Eve Family Service: December 24 at 4:30 p.m.
  • Lenten Project Dedication Sunday: one week after Easter
  • Great Parade: the first Sunday in June
Children and youth are also involved in special Sundays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, Palm Sunday, Easter, Christian Family Sunday (Mother's Day).
See what's going on with CYYAF Activities.